Published:11 May 2017
R. Wever, M. J. Corr, R. J. M. Goss, and P. Kamer, in Contemporary Catalysis: Science, Technology, and Applications, ed. P. C. J. Kamer, D. Vogt, and J. Thybaut, The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2017, pp. 249-276.
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In biocatalytic processes, enzymes are frequently immobilised and/or used in organic solvents. This chapter describes the simple chemistry that is used to immobilise enzymes. It also discusses some of the do's and don'ts in the use of organic solvents. Several examples of the applications of enzymes in industrial biocatalytic processes are provided, and the properties of a number of oxidoreductases, a class of enzymes of particular industrial significance, are discussed.